Leslie took it really hard. Yesterday she thought we might take a drive to the beach. On the way we saw a sign for a Pow Wow at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. We had been to fiestas there but never a Pow Wow, this one sponsored by the original native inhabitants of the area, the San Luis Rey band of Mission Indians. There were dancers from many other tribes there as well. It was fun and colorful and gave me a chance to try out my new Nikkor 70-200mm vr II 2.8.
You were allowed to photograph everything but the Grand Entry which we were too late to see anyway.
Most people find it hard to believe but we have more different native american tribes in San Diego County than any other county in the entire nation. It's true.
Their lore says that they were here since the beginning of time. The San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians is associated with six other Luiseño and Cupeño tribes, La Jolla, Pala, Pauma, Pechanga, Rincon and Soboba and the tribes work together to keep their cultural and tribal heritage alive.
It is going to be real hard to decide what pictures to post. I think I got too many wonderful ones!
Our hosts were friendly and beautiful. Everybody wowing the pow.
I enjoyed myself so much, soaking in the pride, visual richness and beauty.
Lens worked like a champ.
Fantastic day. I felt honored to attend.